Profiles

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

Daredevil

This blind athlete loves being noticed.

Singing At The Top Of Her Lungs

Julia Rae may have cystic fibrosis, but that hasn't stopped her from being a rising star in the worlds of singing, acting, and pageantry. Oh, while running the occasional marathon besides.

The Condom Woman of the Cape Coast

In Ghana, where HIV/AIDs is on the increase and sex education focuses on abstinence, one 59-year-old woman walks the beaches, dancing and using props to get people interested in safe sex.

Space, Time, and Turmeric

After survivng cancer, James Beard award-nominee chef Will Goldfarb moved to Bali, and opened a restaurant in paradise.

MS and Sickle-Cell Can't Keep This Motorcycle Mom Down

Rona Wiggins was told it was too dangerous for her to get pregnant. But there's more than one road to becoming a mom.
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Running With Peaches

In a single weekend, Jennifer Rio went from running marathons to almost dying. Now she's proving doctors wrong about running with an ostomy bag.

Painting Giant Rainbow Animals To Heal

Mica Still has multiple chronic illnesses, from endometriosis to Sjorgen's Syndrome. That's why when she's well she paints as big as she can.

2017: Our Favorite Profiles

A deaf NASA engineer, a quadruple amputee Mom, an autistic superhero artist, and more: 10 amazing people whose stories we loved in 2017.

A Viral Campaign To Bring Disability To The Toy Aisle

Toy Like Me is putting pressure on the big brands to make their toys as diverse as kids are.